Maya acted under UPAs pressure: BJP

Lucknow: The BJP on Monday accused the Uttar Pradesh government of acting under UPA`s pressure in denying permission to yoga master Baba Ramdev to hold his peaceful agitation in the state.

"If Baba can hold satyagraha in Uttaranchal, why can`t he do the same in Noida or Muzaffarnagar as his programme is totally peaceful.

"But, the state government promulgated prohibitory orders to thwart his move," UP BJP chief Surya Pratap Shahi told reporters here.

"Chief Minister Mayawati`s statement condemning the police action on the yoga guru took us by surprise. But she took a U-turn later and stopped him from entering the state," he said.

"Either the Chief Minister is with the Congress or has acted under pressure of the Union government" Shahi said.

He described the police action on Baba`s supporters as an attack on democracy.